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Former Touche Live for Lease on H Street

12 Feb

Touche Live Now for Lease

The spot that previously housed Touche Live at 1123 H Street, NE is now vacated and for lease.  The former night club has changed names several times in recent years, going from XII to Touche to Touche Supper Club to most recently Touche Live.  There was controversy recently when ABC 7 news revealed that the business (or some variation of the business) had received a $50,000 grant from the DC Great Streets grant program, even though nightclubs and bars cannot receive such government funding.  At the time, the DC government pledged to review the grant.  Updates when we hear what might replace it.

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Construction Beginning Soon for Condos at 7th and H Streets

23 Jan

Location of Future Condos at 7th and H Streets

A fence was recently installed and barricades are now up for a construction project at the corner of 7th and H Streets, NE (down the street from the Apollo building).  The section of the block from 646-654 H Street will soon be demolished to make way for condos and potentially office/retail space from the Rock Creek Property Group (check out the flier here).  Once it is complete, the block will have completely been rebuilt with the exception of the Hikari Sushi building that will remain sandwiched in between the new building and the Apollo building.  This project has been in the works for sometime, but it appears that demolition and the beginning of the project is now imminent.

Seats Still Available for DC Harvest New Years Eve Celebration

28 Dec

If you’re still looking for New Years Eve celebration plans, DC Harvest (517 H Street, NE) still has reservations available for its seatings throughout the evening.  They will be offering a variety of specials (see below) as well as a champagne toast and a dessert surprise.  Reservations can be made at http://www.exploretock.com/dcharvest

Specials:

Baked Maine Lobster Mac & Cheese / whole wheat tubetti / Vermont cheddar cheese / Maryland goat cheese / chives

Pennsylvania Duck Confit / rye spätzle / caramelized brussel sprout & carrots / bartlett pear-cranberry compote

Kona Kampachi Poke / pink grapefruit / mango / watercress/ chili

Whole Roasted Miatake Mushroom / cauliflower puree / red quinoa & cannellini bean ragout / preserved meyer lemon (Vegetarian & GF)

Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar Moving on H Street

6 Dec

Future Location for Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar on H Street

Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar (402 H Street, NE) has been at its current location since it opened in 2011.  The juice bar will be moving a couple of doors down to 408 H Street, NE in the coming months (they tell us that they are waiting on a permit but are hoping to be open by March).

Insomnia Cookies Now Hiring on H Street

22 Nov

Insomnia Cookies Opening Next to H Street Custom Frames

Insomnia Cookies (1309 H Street, NE) has a sign up that it is now hiring as the cookie shop approaches opening.  The New York based cookie company with another location in Adams Morgan will be opening next door to the recently opened H Street Custom Frames.

V Street Restaurant Hoping to Open on H Street in February

21 Nov

Exterior of V Street on H Street

V Street, a vegan restaurant based out of Philadelphia, is planning to open in February of next year according to a Craigslist job posting (they also applied for a liquor license earlier in the fall).  The restaurant will be a part of the Apollo building at 600 H Street, along with Whole Foods, Wydown, The Daily Rider, and Solid State Books.  V Street is owned Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby who also run Vedge, a nationally acclaimed sit down vegan restaurant in Philadelphia.  In contrast, V Street is a fast causal, street food establishment.  You can view the menu for the Philadelphia outpost–which looks great–here.

Allure Lounge Coming to H Street

20 Nov

A business entitled Allure Lounge has filed a liquor license application for 711 H Street, NE (the former site of Liberty Tax Services).  The application is for a C Tavern with 200 seats and a total capacity of 400 as well as an entertainment endorsement.  The building has been under construction for several weeks since Liberty Tax Services vacated it.  More details as we get them.